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The BLM’s Proposed Fracking Regulation

June 25, 2012
The BLM has proposed a new rule regulating fracking. Is it too little too late or bureaucratic overkill?
High Park Fire

Putting the West on a low carb(on) diet

June 24, 2012
At this year's annual summer conference at the University of Colorado Law School--“A Low Carbon Energy Blueprint for the American West”--...
Lesser prairie-chicken

Debate over dunes sagebrush lizard, lesser prairie-chicken raises the...

June 12, 2012
It’s spring on the prairie. Among the bird calls, you hear a sound like water bubbling over stones in a river. But there is no river. Instead, this...
Rafting the Colorado

Water to the people: Reforming Colorado law in the public interest

June 2, 2012
Water is our deliverance in the West, but it can also imprisons us, and establishing a new give-and-take that considers the public foremost will not...
Pawnee Buttes

Little grousing on the prairie

April 28, 2012
With a growing interest in drilling into the PNG, I was curious about whether or not the agencies tasked with protecting and leasing it consider the...
Southwestern Willow Flycatcher nest

Wildlife on working lands gets a leg up

March 11, 2012
Rural landowners in the West, and in several states back East, just got a big incentive to protect seven vulnerable species on their property....

Home, home on…a significant portion of its range

January 16, 2012
There's a change afoot for the Endangered Species Act, but its not without its opponents.
Animas River

Tribes could turn the tables on water control

January 10, 2012
It seems like every week there’s another article about the future of western water—how much we’ll have, where it will come from, and who will get it...

Oh, give them a home: Ending the bison rebuff

October 15, 2011
The project in question is the temporary relocation of wild bison from two holding facilities on private land (the Slip & Slide pastures outside...

Billion dollar baby: Why the Flaming Gorge pipeline is bad for the...

September 13, 2011
Today the Colorado Water Conservation Board will consider a $150,000 grant request to create a special state-funded task force to study the...
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